Baseball The Greatest First Basemen of All Time  

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List Rules Only players who are known primarily as first basemen and not other infield positions

Who are the greatest first basemen of all time? From the incomparable talents of Lou Gehrig to the stunning abilities of modern-era players like Albert Pujols, this list includes some of the best Major League Baseball first basemen, and really, some of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. Who is your top choice? Be sure to vote, and you can also rerank this list in any order you want. The outstanding first basemen listed here all have similar abilties: They are versatile, incredibly quick and, quite often these days, the first baseman is also a wicked power hitter. Not surprisingly, several of the players on this list could easily be considered among the best hitters in baseball history, too. This list is full of excellent, talented first bag guys with great power numbers. If you're a huge baseball fanatic, you might enjoy these lists of the greatest third basemen of all time, the all-time best shortstops and the greatest pitchers of all time, too.

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1,458 193
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

2
798 312
Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jimmie Foxx First baseman

3
609 260
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

4
951 628
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Albert Pujols First baseman

5
556 309
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

6
651 69
Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
MacSa added Stan Musial Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

7
423 181
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
George Sisler First baseman, Pitcher

8
558 475
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Frank Thomas Designated hitter, First baseman

9
492 390
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

10
343 165
Cap Anson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Cap Anson First baseman

11
523 399
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

12
346 203
Johnny Mize is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Johnny Mize First baseman

13
430 408
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

14
511 429
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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452 420
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

16
488 274
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

17
390 301
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

18
320 340
Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Todd Helton First baseman

19
374 287
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

20
296 265
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

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307 272
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

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363 427
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Mark McGwire First baseman

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279 104
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
joe-scott added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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269 120
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

25
286 114
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
David F Rahilly added Pete Rose Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

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259 173
Orlando Cepeda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Orlando Cepeda Designated hitter, First baseman

27
227 198
Tony Pérez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Tony Pérez First baseman, Third baseman

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209 90
Ernie Banks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Ernie Banks First baseman, Shortstop

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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130 143
Dan Brouthers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dan Brouthers First baseman

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230 118
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Joey Votto First baseman

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247 165
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

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155 124
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

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226 184
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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142 171
Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Dick Allen Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

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77 68
Jim Bottomley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Jim Bottomley First baseman

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155 118
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Boog Powell First baseman

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89 58
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Frank Chance Manager, First baseman

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151 111
Andres Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
DanielRomeroCortijo added Andres Galarraga

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47 55
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Roger Connor First baseman

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149 203
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

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112 107
Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ryan Howard First baseman

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135 78
Mark Grace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Mark Grace First baseman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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110 96
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added John Olerud First baseman

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141 53
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

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147 144
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
bigulcards added Prince Fielder First baseman

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152 126
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
KeithGBrown added Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

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170 155
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
cbf237 added Mark Teixeira First baseman

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72 33
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
Bill Terry First baseman

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34 48
Dolph Camilli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Dolph Camilli First baseman

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98 51
Ted Kluszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest First Basemen of All Time
slaft added Ted Kluszewski First baseman